What does board certified mean?


To become Board Certified in a specialty area, an attorney must have:

  • Licensed to practice law for at least 5-years
  • Devoted a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least 3 years
  • Handled a wide variety of matters in the area to demonstrate experience and involvement
  • Attended continuing education seminars regularly to keep legal training up to date
  • Been evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges
  • Passed a 6-hour written evaluation